Recovery in Informix

  • Vijay Kumar
  • Sang H. Son
Part of the The Kluwer International Series on Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 12)


Informix is a large scale relational database management system. It is based on client/server paradigm and its server is referred to as “OnLine Dynamic Server” or simply “OnLine” [6]. One of the major responsibilities of OnLine is to handle database recovery. Similar to other commercial systems, Informix uses WAL scheme for managing commitment of concurrent transactions and database recovery. It uses logical and physical logs for managing these activities. We begin with the log and its management.


Fast Recovery Critical Section Data Page Buffer Pool Disk Page 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar
    • 1
  • Sang H. Son
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MissouriKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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